2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Human Biology (B.S.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Volker Brözel, Department Head
Department of Biology and Microbiology
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 228
E-mail: volker.brozel@sdstate.edu
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Program Information

The curriculum in the Human Biology major is designed for students planning to apply to health-related professional programs (e.g. chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant.)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Human Biology major, students will:

  • demonstrate understanding and application of evolution; biological structure and function; biological and biochemical pathways and transformations of energy and matter; biological systems; and biology, biochemical, physiological and structural aspects of the human body.
  • apply the process of science.
  • demonstrate understanding of and application of quantitative reasoning; information flow, exchange, and storage; relationship between science and society.
  • tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science.
  • communicate and collaborate with other disciplines.

Academic Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required for all major requirements including the BIOL, MICR, CHEM 112, CHEM 114, CHEM 326, CHEM 328, CHEM 464, PHYS 111, PHYS 113, MATH 125, and STAT 281.

Course Delivery Format

Program coursework is on-campus, in classroom and laboratories, as well as field-based settings. Additional coursework is available at off-campus attendance centers.  Limited coursework is available online.

Requirements for Human Biology Major: 120 Credits

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

System General Education Requirements


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120

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